Hi guys, bit of a random one for you. This might not be the right place but I figure that there will be lots of AGC types in here and it's probably a Regtl Acct I need for this query. In brief, I left my last place several months ago with promises that my leaving presentation (which I paid £100 for - ten x £10 in my first ten mess bills) would be hot on my heels. After three months I chased it up with the presentations member who promised it would be sorted. A couple of months later I call back to find that he had left the Army and clearly just chinned it off. So, I'm now six months down the line. I emailed the mess manager and asked him to forward my request to whoever appropriate. A months later (seriously, how ******* long does it take to reply to an email) I get an email from the new presentations member telling me that there's no record of me having paid for the presentation and there is a new mess accountant. He goes on cheerfully that it must be lost in the system (the 'system' whatever it is has a lot to answer to...) and I will have to prove that I paid or the PMC will not sign off the cost of the presentation. I had a look but of course I haven't got mess bills from two years ago. So, where do I stand? Surely mess bills must be retained for a certain length of time, irrespective of there being a new accountant? A mess is, after all, a private club and surely there are rules/legislation about retaining records? In all honestly, I'm not that fussed about the presentation - it's more a matter of principle that a) someone blatantly chinned their job off and b) anger at how willing the mess management is to effectively steal £100 off me. Sorry for the long post but I don't get on here often so thought it'd be best to put down all the info in one go. Cheers!